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Movement adds bite to the evolutionary morphology of mammalian teeth

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (80th percentile)

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Title
Movement adds bite to the evolutionary morphology of mammalian teeth
Published in
BMC Biology, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-69
Pubmed ID
Authors

P David Polly

Abstract

Selection and constraints put limits on morphological evolution. Mammalian teeth are no exception, and the need for them to meet precisely exerts exacting constraints on a staggering array of developmental and functional factors that must be integrated to maintain their performance as they evolve. A study in BMC Evolutionary Biology demonstrates that mandibular movement is an important component of this integration, and one that should not be neglected in the quantitiative study of the evolution of tooth morphology.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Finland 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 43 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 21%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 5 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 64%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 6 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2012.
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#4,284,744
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Outputs from BMC Biology
#1,004
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#29,079
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